VW Camper Family

A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.

I am interested to know how many women have joined this group and how many have their own VW camper van or drive one? 

ANNOUNCEMENT 15 NOVEMBER 2010
Thanks for your replies! 

There are enough of us ... so I started a NEW GROUP on VW Camper Family, called 
VW WOMEN

Look under groups or click here 
http://vwcamperfamily.ning.com
/group/vwwomen

OPEN TO ALL WOMEN VW OWNERS OR DRIVERS AROUND THE WORLD!

Would you like to join to network with other women, share advice, news and fun things about your VW experiences? 

Please tell others, too. 
Cheers, 
Carole Brown and her YesWeCan CamperVan

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Hi, I'm Pamela from England.

I had a 1972 VW for several years in the 1990's and had many great trips in the Uk & Europe with my two young sons.

My old van (Phyllis) was sadly sold, but i now have a Vw Trophy (1995) with a few more mod cons!

I now confine myself to the UK and especially love the Yorkshire & Derbyshire Dales where i travel with my dog Pippa and plenty of Vino! Would love to hear from like-minded ladies in a similar situation with your own experiences.
If you want a chat over the phone, my number is 01751 477151 as i am hardly available to answer emails.
Happy camping, all the best Pamela
Hi Ladies!
I just found this site & I can't tell you how exciting it is to me.
I have an '86 Westy (okay, technically my boyfriend & I have it together, as it was an anniversary gift to each other - what an awesome gift, right!)
We got it in May and so far have unfortunately lacked the funds to really tear into it, but I absolutely cannot wait. I have little to no knowledge or experience with automobiles, as far as mechanics go, but thankfully he does. And his father does restoration as a hobby, so that helps also. In fact, he is currently restoring his own camper (not a VW) so it has been good to observe his work on that before I jump blindly into anything too overwhelming. This is going to be an exciting learning experience and what I consider an ongoing adventure. She's already my baby! :)
Hi gals, I forgot to check back! Well I did drive from Bakersfield, CA to Millbury, MA in about 16 days including rest days at the end of June into July. My lovely 1971 Westy did me proud, not one problem. From the time I collected the van in Oregon on 14 Dec 2009 (I'm British), I completed almost 10,000 miles before getting home.
So can I please be excused from checking in on here? I now see we have 28 replies here so without counting carefully, which I'll do later, that must make about 25 of us.
I'd love you to join my Van's Facebook Page at
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Millbury-MA/The-YesWeCan-CamperVan/20...
And if you also subscribe to our blog at http://yeswecanjourney.wordpress.com/ there's lots to read and see as I've posted hundreds of photos and many videos - and there's still lots more to come.
PLUS, if I can get support for an educational road trip back to CA next year, I hope that some of us could meet up and ride a few miles together. How does that sound?
Cheers, Carole
I did not see another thread on this --- no, I'm not a woman, but I have useful advice - re: DMV registration

If you haven't done so already, create a family trust (you don't have to be married to have a trust). Put all of your vehicles (and other valuable assets, e.g., your house, 401K, etc., in the name of your family trust. Please see a lawyer to set up a trust that works for you (and your family) - this is one legal fee that is worth paying.

This will alleviate any transfer issues and keep the IRS out of your business.
Thanks Craig, but I did not start this discussion on ownership, titles and tax. My purpose was simple: to find out how many women owners/drivers there are in this VW camper family and where we are located.

I asked those that started the title and tax discussion to move it to a topic heading that was more relevant, in order that people who are interested in this area could read the comments and advice. Also that way, it's easily found under 'search'.

Personally I see nothing wrong with paying taxes if they are used to support the kind of nationwide services that any civilized and wealthy country should provide for its citizens. like free health care. In my opinion, wealth is for sharing. The more you have, the more you can afford to pay. Think we'd better have this debate elsewhere; perhaps over a beer at a campout?
Cheers,
Carole

Craig Rockhold said:
I did not see another thread on this --- no, I'm not a woman, but I have useful advice - re: DMV registration

If you haven't done so already, create a family trust (you don't have to be married to have a trust). Put all of your vehicles (and other valuable assets, e.g., your house, 401K, etc., in the name of your family trust. Please see a lawyer to set up a trust that works for you (and your family) - this is one legal fee that is worth paying.

This will alleviate any transfer issues and keep the IRS out of your business.
Craig, maybe you can start a new discussion topic and include yours and the previous comments, so others can find it easily and benefit from the advice?
Cheers,
Carole


Craig Rockhold said:
I did not see another thread on this --- no, I'm not a woman, but I have useful advice - re: DMV registration

If you haven't done so already, create a family trust (you don't have to be married to have a trust). Put all of your vehicles (and other valuable assets, e.g., your house, 401K, etc., in the name of your family trust. Please see a lawyer to set up a trust that works for you (and your family) - this is one legal fee that is worth paying.

This will alleviate any transfer issues and keep the IRS out of your business.
Hi Tara,
Great to see you here.
I just started a VW Women's group ... http://vwcamperfamily.ning.com
/group/vwwomen 
FOR ALL WOMEN VW OWNERS OR DRIVERS AROUND THE WORLD!

Would you like to join and tell others?
Cheers,
Carole


Tara Mathews said:
Hi Ladies!
I just found this site & I can't tell you how exciting it is to me.
I have an '86 Westy (okay, technically my boyfriend & I have it together, as it was an anniversary gift to each other - what an awesome gift, right!)
We got it in May and so far have unfortunately lacked the funds to really tear into it, but I absolutely cannot wait. I have little to no knowledge or experience with automobiles, as far as mechanics go, but thankfully he does. And his father does restoration as a hobby, so that helps also. In fact, he is currently restoring his own camper (not a VW) so it has been good to observe his work on that before I jump blindly into anything too overwhelming. This is going to be an exciting learning experience and what I consider an ongoing adventure. She's already my baby! :)
Thanks ladies for all your replies and comments. I have sent each of you a message about the NEW GROUP here on VW Camper Family, called VW WOMEN, as mentioned in the reply to Tara a few minutes ago.

To go directly there and read about the group, you can click here http://vwcamperfamily.ning.com
/group/vwwomen

If you join, please add a comment and introduce yourself. This will hopefully be a global group so let others know your location and country. Maybe tell us a little about where you live so we have a context for you!!!

Since this is a new group, it's a great time to chip in and say what you'd like the group to be about, or if you have any special VW knowledge to share ...

Cheers,
Carole

Carole AND THE YESWECAN CAMPERVAN can be found here:
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Millbury-MA/The-YesWeCan-CamperVan/20...
BLOG: http://yeswecanjourney.wordpress.com/
I have co-owned a '73 Thing and a '78 Transporter (both long gone). I currently solely-own a '70 Westy and a '78 Westy. The '70 needs one of those pesky engine things, but the '78 is my daily driver. :)
Hello Heidi,
How lucky you are. Now that I have my first and have met many others owners, I realize it's easy to start buyinh others. It's a good thing I don't have the money right now.

Would you like to join a new group here on VW Camper Family called VW WOMEN .... http://vwcamperfamily.ning.com/group/vwwomen
... and you can then say more about your pesky engine thing!

I'm not sure if there's a confirmatory email that you need to acknowledge before you join, so please look out just in case.
Hope to see you there,
Carole




Heidi Stoermer said:
I have co-owned a '73 Thing and a '78 Transporter (both long gone). I currently solely-own a '70 Westy and a '78 Westy. The '70 needs one of those pesky engine things, but the '78 is my daily driver. :)


Michelle said:
My family have a bus, but I'm epileptic so I'm not aloud to drive. But... If I could I would have my very own VW Truck, like as old as possible. The older the better. And that is what I would drive always. Dream On....
Hi Michelle,
I am sorry to hear that your epilepsy affects your possibility of being able to get a licence to drive. I do understand. Please keep dreaming and hopefully one day you'll be seizure free and be able to have your very own VW.
Best wishes, Carole

Michelle said:


Michelle said:
My family have a bus, but I'm epileptic so I'm not aloud to drive. But... If I could I would have my very own VW Truck, like as old as possible. The older the better. And that is what I would drive always. Dream On....

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